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0:57 Quantum Leap: Season 4
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, NCIS: New Orleans reunites old friends this week as former Quantum Leap co-stars Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell once again share the screen. Stockwell guest-stars on Tuesday's episode (9/8c, CBS) as Tom Hamilton, the father of Councilman Douglas Hamilton (Steven Weber). In addition, the episode is directed by James Whitmore, Jr., who helmed more than a dozen episodes of Quantum Leap.
As previously announced, NCIS: New Orleans is staging a Quantum Leap reunion for its Thanksgiving episode — and TVGuide.com has your first look at Dean Stockwell's guest appearance.
If you're seeking a metaphor for acting, you couldn't do much better than the body-jumping premise of Quantum Leap. In the 21 years since that series went off the air, its star, Scott Bakula, has leaped into a striking array of characters, with an initial emphasis on more sci-fi (Star Trek: Enterprise) eventually offset by a turn toward naturalistic dramedy (Men of a Certain Age). But playing a cop on a network procedural? Inexplicably, that seemingly inevitable move had proven a leap too far. This oversight has finally been rectified with Bakula's role as the lead in NCIS: New Orleans, premiering on CBS Sept. 23 in the coveted Tuesday time slot immediately following the franchise's flagship series...
After eight years, Scott Bakula was ready to kiss the ladies of Desperate Housewives goodbye — and with them, any dreams he had of guest-starring on the show. But he made it to Wisteria Lane in the nick of time. "[Series creator] Marc Cherry and I had been bumping into each other. He kept saying, 'I want to have you on the show,' and I kept telling him, 'I love the show. I'd love to be on it,'" Bakula tells TVGuide.com. "I thought that the ship had sailed on this one." Exclusive Desperate Housewives sneak peek: Is Lynette moving on — with Tom's boss? Bakula, who says he's a Desperate Housewives fanboy, could not have been more wrong. The Emmy-nominated actor is in the middle of a juicy four-episode arc playing Bree's ruthless attorney, Trip Weston. "It's bizarre meeting...
Zachary Levi doesn't have any regrets that Chuck is ending with only a 13-episode fifth season. "I don't feel like we were cut short, as difficult as it is to shut this last chapter on this journey," he told reporters at a December set visit for Chuck's two-hour series finale (Friday, 8/7c, NBC). "I think five seasons is actually a really good amount of time. ... For something like this, which is definitely story arcs and serial, how many bad guys and missions can you go on before you feel like you're repeating the same thing? So I feel like we've gotten a really perfect amount of time together and it's been special from Day One." From Chuck to Nikita: TV's sexiest crime fighters After five years of the geek getting the girl, far-flung fantasy spy missions and a cavalcade of nerd-dom's finest guest stars, it's easy to see why Levin isn't exactly complaining. In fact, he and his fellow castmates were only too happy to reminisce. Check out the Chuck cast's memorable moments and their emotional reaction to the final season: